2016—Offering A Hand
Many of the wild birds at O’Reilly’s in Lamington National Park in Queensland, Australia are so acclimated to humans that they have little fear and know that often, the human hand offers food. This is a Lewin’s Honeyeater. One of these little guys persisted in entering my room at the lodge because I kept the patio doors open and I had to keep shooing him out. He came in like he owned the place. Here is one, eating walnuts (their diet isn’t all honey) from Moose Peterson’s hand, then perching on his fingertips when all of the goodies were gone.